Ruthlessness in the characters of Heinrich von Kleist"s dramas.
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Ruthlessness in the characters of Heinrich von Kleist"s dramas. by Mabel Irene Vogt

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Published .
Written in English


  • Kleist, Heinrich von, -- 1777-1811.

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Paginationiii, 63 l.
Number of Pages63
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Open LibraryOL16747639M

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The book includes discussion of two plays usually neglected by scholars - Das Käthchen von Heilbronn and Die Hermannsschlacht. All quotations are given in both German and English and full references are given to published English translations of Kleist's works as well as to the German by: 4. The impact of Heinrich von Kleist unfolds between precise depictions and moral extremes. Crystallized in words, his characters appear as paradigms of human fallibility. Their passions and obsessions, their inadequacies and longings are captured in a writing style that reveals its influence even in novels and plays of the twentieth century. This volume takes the literary reception of Kleist as. German poet, dramatist, novelist and short story writer. Heinrich von Kleist is the author of an essay on puppet theatre, titled Über das Marionettentheater (On the Marionette Theatre), which remains one of the milestones in the theory of the theatre in general and of the marionette in particular. The essay was published in Berlin in the Berliner Abendblätter (Berlin Evening Paper, December. Today, Heinrich von Kleist appears as a modern man who became involved in the radical political and social changes in Germany at the turn of the 19 th century and, although he came from an aristocratic family in Brandenburg, endured unstable living conditions throughout his life. Continual experience of crisis led him to develop his ideas and to change his career plans frequently.

The great and eccentric German writer Heinrich von Kleist, famous for his enigmatic dramas and novellas, read the Enlightenment philosopher Immanuel Kant in A series of letters written around this time speak of the distress he felt as he absorbed th. Heinrich von Kleist: Die Dramen und Erzählungen in ihrer Epoche allerdings Amazonenstaates Amphitryon aufklärerischen Aufklärung Auftritt beiden Berlin besonders bloß Briefe deshalb deutschen Drama E. T. A. Hoffmann eigenen Ende entscheidende Erdbeben in Chili erscheint erst Evchen Familie Schroffenstein Frankfurt a.M. Französischen. Heinrich von Kleist; Heinrich von Kleist (primary author only) Author division. Heinrich von Kleist is currently considered a "single author." If one or more works are by a distinct, homonymous authors, go ahead and split the author. Includes. Heinrich von Kleist is composed of 19 names. You can examine and separate out names. Combine with. Literary Works. His first tragedy, Die Familie Schroffenstein, has been already referred to; the material for the second, Penthesilea (), queen of the Amazons, is taken from a Greek source and presents a picture of wild passion. More successful than either of these was his romantic play, Das Käthchen von Heilbronn, oder Die Feuerprobe (), a poetic drama full of medieval bustle and.

Heinrich von Kleist has emerged as one of the great literary figures of his era. Yet, surprisingly few critical studies of his works exist in English. This book by a distinguished authority on Kleist attempts to fill the gap by offering an up-to-date and challenging reading of Kleist's dramas and stories in the light of recent scholarship in. Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Meyer-Benfey, Heinrich. Drama Heinrich von Kleists. Göttingen: O. Hapke.   Kleist’s Prinz Friedrich von Homburg. Heinrich von Kleist’s drama Prinz Friedrich von Homburg was written between and and first performed in Vienna in , ten years after Kleist shot himself at the age of thirty-four. It is set in , during the complicated period after the end of the Thirty Years’ War (), but the play is not so much a historical play as a. Heinrich von Kleist: studies in the character and meaning of his writings by John M Ellis Moral und Motivation im Werk Heinrich von Kleists by David M Deissner are variations on plays by Heinrich von Kleist. Concord, which depicts discord in Concord, Massachusetts, around the year , is a variation on The Broken Jug. The Fall of the.